It is probably reasonable to say that Slate’s favorite magician is Marco Tempest. They have recently spoken to him again about the idea that magic should be, at least partially, open source. Tempest and Kieron Kirkland, described as “magician in residence” for a British digital creativity studio called Watershed, are actually calling for magicians to share their craft with other fields, and in turn learn from them. Tempest not only says that illusions would benefit, but technology as well. As an example, he suggested that Apple’s Siri would be much better if she had been designed with the assistance of magicians. “It wouldn’t be either she knows or doesn’t know; there would always be another question…. We would use cold-reading skills.” You can read more in “Open-Sorcerers” on Slate.